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Matthäus Merian, Lion & Tiger- Hand Colored Engraving

A striking copper engraving of lions and tigers was published in 1657 for Jon Jonston's Historia Naturalis. Matthäus Merian der Ältere was a Swiss-born engraver who worked in Frankfurt for most of his career, where he also ran a publishing house. Later hand coloring. A spectacular, rare print over 350 years old! 

Condition: Age-appropriate wear. Paper toning in accordance with the print's age. Marks/stains as per photo. Wear around the edges and minor paper loss might be present in some prints. Please refer to each print's photo to get a better understanding of the condition.

Year: c.1657 - 364 years old

Size: 9.0" x 15.0" (23cm x 38cm)